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Timelines

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Number of results
  • Date range: -1049
  • Date range: 1050-1099
  • Date range: 1100-1149
  • Date range: 1150-1199
  • Date range: 1200-1249
  • Date range: 1250-1299
  • Date range: 1300-1349
  • Date range: 1350-1399
  • Date range: 1400-1449
  • Date range: 1450-1499
  • Date range: 1500-1549
  • Date range: 1550-1599
  • Date range: 1600-1649
  • Date range: 1650-1699
  • Date range: 1700-1749
  • Date range: 1750-1799
  • Date range: 1800-1849
  • Date range: 1850-1899
  • Date range: 1900-1949
  • Date range: 1950-1999
  • Date range: 2000-2014
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  • 1900
  • 2000

Century Intervals of: 10, 50, 100

About Timelines

  • Timelines show in graphical form the number of words first recorded by the OED within different time periods.

  • The Subject, Region, and Origin menus can be used to display timelines for different categories and subcategories. Select the All tab to reset the timeline.

  • The width of each bar represents a period of 50 years by default, but periods of 10 and 100 years can also be chosen. The height of a bar indicates the number of words first recorded in that period.

  • Hover over a bar to view a selection of the words it contains. Click on a bar to view the complete set of words.

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